S: Theatre X 2010
BC: "A Midsummer Nights Dream" The year is 2030. The world has suffered greatly due to Global Warming – floods, famines and fires have ripped across the earths surface and caused wide spread destruction. Close to the entire population have been eradicated – those that survived have been forced indoors or underground. The wealthy ‘puppets’ survive entirely in doors, consequently appearing white and their only form of communication is via the net or mobile – if they dare to venture outside it is at their own peril and they must wear gas masks. The other less fortunate have been forced underground into the subway systems to survive the intense heat and dangerous gases. In the dark, cold underworld, they have grown wings – these ‘fairies’ are not the cute, glittery kind. The play takes place in one of these undergrounds around the time of Thesus’ and Hippolyta’s wedding day. Put on your gas masks and be prepared for the wild ride that will ensue.
FC: "A Midsummer Nights Dream"
1: "A Midsummer Nights Dream presented by THX 2010 directed by Louise Bahnson
2: Theatre X Class of 2010 Front Row: Tom Penwright, Rachel Hucker, Sarah Whare, Jazz Morcus, Zak Bryce. Second Row: Audrey Cadzow, Emma Carroll, Libby Haswell, Jono McAteer, Xanthe Francis. Third Row: Marissa Berndt, Sam Paxton, Elizabeth Souness, Kara Worboyes, Louise Bahnson, Peter Rhoades, Marcus Jeffrey. Back Row: Francesca Booker, Jesse Ivers, Rhiannon Davies.
7: Theatre X is always a hive of activity: fun activity! When we're not rehearsing, acting, programming lights or doing full dress rehearsals, we're playing fun games, sharing picnics and creating memories to last a lifetime.
8: Techies 2010 Zak Bryce, Sam Paxton, Peter Rhoades and Tom Penwright. | "A Midsummer Nights Dream" was a highly technical show. The techies had to integrate lights, sound and other special effects for the performances. It was a visually appealing show from beginning to end.
11: Theatre X Camp Week Theatre X Camp week is an intense rehearsal period where actors and techies work together on all the production elements. This year the production team spent time sewing costumes, constructing props and set, designing make up as well as doing full run throughs of their performance. At the beginning of the week the production team was treated to a live production of a professional theatre company ~ "Chairs" presented by La Boite at The Roundhouse Theatre in Kelvin Grove. They also ventured in to South Bank where they presented an open air reading of their production to passers by.
13: PRACTISE MAKES PERFECT The key to any successful production is rehearsal - and lots of it! Full scale production runs are only possible once the smaller moments have been refined and polished. Rehearsals are time consuming and often tiring but the effort is worth it in the end.